The image on the 10 of Air is wonderful – what a fabulously different interpretation of this card. The Tarot reader sits with her cards arrayed before her as sylphs dance around her. I can just hear them whispering in her ears; offering divine wisdom based on the cards drawn. She seems quite calm and confident; not the least bit unsettled by these helpful winged creatures. She has long grown use to receiving messages from the Universe and feeling the breath of divine messengers in her ears.
The Ace of Cups is an active, vigorous card. Barbara Moore describes it as depicting the symbolic Wiccan Great Rite; the union of the athame and chalice, of male and female. It shows the source of all life; the activation of potential, the divine spark combining with the primordial waters. It offers the promise of a new psychic bond; a deeper intuitive connection to the life energies that surround us all.
So what’s to fear? Oh please, that’s easy. I’m afraid of becoming that woman; of representing that connection to the Universe for other people. I’ve seen how some people can react when given a Tarot reading. It becomes a prophecy written in stone. No amount of explaining or warning can rid them of this conviction. That is a huge responsibility. I don’t take Tarot readings lightly, despite the sometimes fun, light-hearted approach I sometimes take. I would not want to frighten a client with a negative reading. Of course I’d like to hope that I’m a skilled and sensitive enough reader to avoid this. I think it’s time to activate my Wonder Twin powers.